Saturday 21 April 2018

No Sean O'Brien as Leinster make five changes for Champions Cup clash against Montpellier

Isa Nacewa of Leinster during squad training at UCD in Belfield
Isa Nacewa of Leinster during squad training at UCD in Belfield

Leinster boss Leo Cullen has made five changes to his team for tomorrow night's Champions Cup clash against Montpellier (Kick Off: 7.45pm – live on SKY Sports).

Sean O'Brien has not been named in the matchday 23.

Isa Nacewa comes back in to full back to take the captain's armband, Adam Byrne and Rory O'Loughlin continue on the wings with Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose in the middle.

Luke McGrath and Johnny Sexton continue at nine and 10 while in the front row, Jack McGrath and Furlong come back into the side at the expense of Cian Healy and Michael Bent.

Jack Conan and Josh van der Flier start in the back row with Jamie Heaslip returning to take the number eight jersey.

LEINSTER: (caps in brackets)

15. Isa Nacewa CAPTAIN (162)

14. Adam Byrne (12)

13. Garry Ringrose (33)

12. Robbie Henshaw (7)

11. Rory O’Loughlin (12)

10. Johnny Sexton (131)

9. Luke McGrath (63)

1. Jack McGrath (105)

2. James Tracy (30)

3. Tadhg Furlong (60)

4. Devin Toner (191)

5. Hayden Triggs (22)

6. Jack Conan (40)

7. Josh van der Flier (35)

8. Jamie Heaslip (227)


16. Richardt Strauss (136)

17. Cian Healy (165)

18. Michael Bent (75)

19. Ross Molony (32)

20. Dan Leavy (27)

21. Jamison Gibson-Park (16)

22. Ross Byrne (12)

23. Rob Kearney (183)

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